cwo3ward @ 11/ 06/ 2009
St. John the Apostle was exiled to Patmos, where he lived in a cave and wrote the Book of Revelation.
cwo3ward @ 11/ 21/ 2009
The monastery was built by John Christodoulos, who was a Greek Orthodox priest. The monastery took three years to build. It is heavily fortified, because in those days, pirates were a concern and a very real threat.